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TRAVEL World Wildlife Fund | 2013
“When I travel with WWF members and see how nature inspires them, it reinvigorates my determination to help save this amazing planet.” Sybille Klenzendorf, Director WWF Species Conservation
Why Travel with Us? For nearly three decades, the WWF Travel Program has taken curious travelers to experience wildlife and wild places. •W e ensure that a portion of your trip cost goes to support WWF’s global conservation efforts. •W e only team up with companies committed to responsible tourism, including our primary tour partner, Natural Habitat Adventures. •W e consult WWF experts to create itineraries that maximize wildlife-viewing opportunities. •W e visit communities motivated to manage their natural resources, protect their land and wildlife, and educate others. •W e work with guides and staff who are as passionate about protecting the planet as you are. Learn more: worldwildlife.org/travel WWF Travel Program 1250 24th Street NW Washington, DC 20037-1193 202-495-4683 Toll free: 888-WWF-TOUR (993-8687) [email protected]
Prices listed are per person based on double occupancy. All information was accurate as of press time and is subject to change. Please check our website for updates.
“The trip had all the great things we have come to expect on a WWF tour.” J. & S. Harrison WWF members Odessa, Florida
North America & the Arctic Alaska Jun, Jul, Aug Small-group adventures by land and sea take you to Alaska’s most outstanding wildlife spots. From $6,995 British Columbia Aug, Sep Explore pristine Canadian wilds and coastline in search of grizzlies, bald eagles and humpback whales. Several itineraries available. From $4,195 Glacier National Park Jul, Aug Walk across valleys carpeted in summer wildflowers and gaze up at sheer-walled peaks. $3,195 NEW
Hawaii Mar On a trio of Hawaiian islands, participate in an array of activities: kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching, hiking and stargazing. Cost TBA San Juan Islands Jun Look for orcas, porpoises, otters and more on a marine safari through Washington’s idyllic San Juan archipelago. From $4,695 Yellowstone National Park Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Sep, Dec Under snow or sunny skies, America’s famed park is one of the world’s top natural destinations. From $3,195
Antarctica Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec See some of the last true wilderness on the planet. From $3,995 Churchill, Canada Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov There’s no better place in the world to see polar bears in a natural setting. Northern Lights-themed tours and summer tundra trips are available too. From $4,395 NEW
Kamchatka & the Bering Sea Jun, Jul Voyage to the Russian Far East aboard the Caledonian Sky, or explore the region on a new 100-mile-long kayaking expedition. From $6,995 Svalbard, Norway Jun Cruise past pack ice to look for walruses and polar bears in the Arctic aboard the National Geographic Explorer. From $8,650 Visit worldwildlife.org/travel for full details.
“Learning specifically what WWF does in the area we’re visiting makes WWF come alive. I feel proud to be a supporter.” M. Koons WWF member Eugene, Oregon
Asia & the Pacific NEW
Bhutan & Nepal Feb, Mar A soulful journey to see the cultural and wildlife treasures of the Himalayas. From $6,995
Borneo May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov New options for touring the world’s most biodiverse island: a landbased itinerary focusing on the rain forests, a voyage around southern Borneo, or our new Borneo snorkeling adventure. From $8,295
China Apr, Sep A brand-new China itinerary gets you out of the cities and into reserves, including one reserve for which we’ve obtained special permits to look for wild pandas. $9,595 India Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec Search for tigers, one-horned rhinos and other wildlife in lessvisited national reserves. $9,895 Indonesia Feb, Mar, Jun, Oct Join one or both segments of a two-part sail from Bali to Port Moresby aboard the Clipper Odyssey. We’re also offering snorkeling tours in Komodo National Park in the summer and in the Raja Ampat Archipelago in the fall. From $9,020
Maldives Apr A yacht-based snorkeling tour among the southernmost coral atolls of this idyllic island nation. $9,460 New Zealand Jan, Mar, Nov, Dec Among travelers who covet spectacular natural settings, New Zealand’s South Island is legendary. From $9,795 Papua New Guinea Feb Meet remote indigenous tribes that still live in complete harmony with their natural surroundings. From $9,995 Visit worldwildlife.org/travel for full details.
“Our guide was a leader I’d follow anywhere! His enthusiasm was very catching!” E. Leonard WWF member Shingle Springs, California
Latin America Amazon Aug Our popular expedition along remote reaches of the Peruvian Amazon will be aboard a brand new ship that sets sail in 2013. From $4,595 NEW
Mexico Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Sep We offer a variety of trips to see Mexico’s natural wonders. Go whale watching in Baja California, head into the highlands to see the monarch butterfly migration, go to the shores in search of sea turtles, or into the Pacific to swim with whale sharks. From $2,995
Belize Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec We now offer two ways to explore this small yet biodiverse Central American country: on a new multisport adventure or on an easier-paced expedition. From $5,995
Panama Jan, Mar Travel from the cloud forests of the highlands to the Panama Canal. $5,595
Brazil Jun, Jul, Aug Explore the heart of one of South America’s last wild frontiers—the region known as the Pantanal. Tour includes Iguazu Falls. $6,795 Costa Rica Multiple departures, year-round Look for sloths, toucans, monkeys and other wildlife in the lush rain forest. Choose from three itineraries. From $3,395 NEW
Galápagos Multiple departures, year-round The world’s most sought-after destination for nature lovers, the Galápagos helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution. Expeditions by small ship, a land excursion and a new multisport adventure are available. From $4,695
Patagonia Jan, Feb, Dec Despite its rocky, wind-swept remoteness, this mountainous enclave is home to hardy wildlife, including guanacos, condors, eagles and elusive pumas. $6,895 NEW
West Coast of South America Oct Sail along the coasts of Ecuador, Peru and Chile aboard the Clipper Adventurer. Zodiac excursions zip you to uninhabited islands in search of penguins, Nazca boobies and other wildlife. Cost TBA Visit worldwildlife.org/travel for full details.
Botswana Multiple departures, year-round. From the hippo-filled channels of the Okavango Delta to the dunes of the Kalahari Desert, Botswana has some of Africa’s best wildlife viewing. From $7,995
South Africa Jun, Aug Explore Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand, Mashatu and other bushveld reserves that shelter an astounding diversity of wildlife. From $9,995
Kenya Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec Africa’s original safari destination is ideal year-round. But it especially comes alive during the Great Migration each fall. From $6,995
Tanzania Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Sep, Dec Experience the legendary Serengeti Plains on itineraries designed to maximize wildlife viewing and keep you away from tourist crowds. From $6,795
Madagascar Jun, Aug The isolated island nation possesses some of the planet’s most fascinating endemic species, including lemurs and chameleons. $9,995
Uganda Jan, Jun, Aug Look for endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees during guided treks through rain forests. $8,395
Morocco Mar, Apr, Oct Well known for its culture, the North African country’s natural history is just as riveting. Its ecosystems are diverse—rocky coasts, forests, deserts, mountains—and are home to jackals, red foxes, macaques, wild cats and other animals. Cost TBA Namibia Jun, Aug A worldwide model for conservation, Namibia excels at empowering local people to protect wildlife all across its desert landscape. $11,895
Zambia Jul, Aug Go on walking safaris in search of lions, leopards, elephants, antelope and other big mammals, and visit the floodplains and Victoria Falls. $10,995 Visit worldwildlife.org/travel for full details.
Sweepstakes Galápagos Getaway
Enter for a chance to win a trip to the Galápagos Islands at worldwildlife.org/travel
Winner gets a 10‑day, naturalist‑led expedition for two, courtesy of Natural Habitat Adventures. Travel aboard the 20-person M/Y Letty to learn about WWF’s work protecting this priceless living laboratory. Snorkel with sea lions, sunbathe with iguanas, and kayak with whales and dolphins.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 10/31/12. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit www. worldwildlife.org/galapagosgetaway. Sponsor: World Wildlife Fund, Inc., 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C, 20037. Name Removal Notification System: If you would like your name removed from Sponsor’s mailing list, please call 800-960-0993 and your name will be removed within 60 days of the request.
WWF & Natural Habitat Adventures:
For 10 Years, Discovering Our Planet Together
WWF and our primary travel partner, Natural Habitat Adventures, are celebrating our 10th anniversary working together. Dedicated to our travelers. Through this partnership, thousands of travelers have had the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature in dozens of destinations around the globe. Dedicated to conservation. Natural Habitat Adventures has donated more than $2 million to WWF’s conservation work over the past decade and has pledged nearly $1 million more over the next three years.* Dedicated to WWF. Every guest on a Natural Habitat Adventures tour receives a one-year complimentary WWF membership (or a one-year renewal). This allows all travelers to stay connected to nature long after their tour ends. *Natural Habitat Adventures is a proud supporter of World Wildlife Fund and will donate $307,000 by June 30, 2013, in support of WWF’s mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
Go paperless! To reduce our paper consumption, WWF Travel will print even fewer brochures in 2013. Visit worldwildlife. org/travel for trip details, including complete itineraries, prices and dates.
Sea lion (cover) © Todd Mintz / naturepl.com; Raja Ampat Archipelago © Photo courtesy Sybille Klenzendorf; Karymskoe Lake, Kamchatka, Russia © Alexander Belokurov / WWF-Canon; Black bear © 2008 Steve Perry; Bornean orangutan © naturepl.com / Tim Laman / WWF-Canon; Nepali woman © UNESCO; Three-toed sloth © Jorge Salas / International Expeditions; Triangle / Clown Tree Frog © naturepl.com / Visuals Unlimited / WWF; African lionesses with their cubs © naturepl.com / Anup Shah / WWF; Blue-footed booby © David Parsons